Unions

A high-school football player lifts weights while his coach watches.

How to Improve Teaching After the Pandemic

It’s wholly possible for schools to figure out how to leverage staff more effectively; it’s just not the way teachers’ work has traditionally been organized.
A puzzle with two pieces breaking away

Break Up Urban School Districts

Smaller districts would give parents a better shot at prevailing over teachers unions.
The president of United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo-Pearl, center, joins unionized teachers at a rally in the city in 2018.

A Rolling National Teacher Strike Is Why Schools Are Closed

Context isn’t just coronavirus, but years of union activism and potential for tens of billions in federal funds from Biden.
Banners in support of the elementary school teachers hang outside Brentano Elementary School as teachers instruct virtual classes during a protest against returning to in-person teaching outside of Brentano Elementary School in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Have Parents Turned Against Teachers Unions? Not Yet, Our Survey Shows

Backlash related to school closures fails to materialize, at least so far.
Dr. Jill Biden

Day After Inauguration, Biden Welcomes Teachers Union Leaders to White House

“I know how hard it is. I am teaching hybrid this semester myself,” says first lady Dr. Jill Biden
Maryland Governor Hogan

“School-Opening Extortion” Comes to Montgomery County, Maryland

"Teachers’ legitimate interest in risk-mitigation in the workplace does not extend to shutting down other people’s schools."
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SEC Announces $40 million Settlement in Florida Teacher Pension Case

“Fraud or deceit” in a case involving a money manager’s payments to a for-profit company owned by teachers unions

Randi Weingarten’s Finest Hour

The teachers union leader signs a letter warning of a growing risk of “ideological conformity” in the post-George Floyd racial reckoning.

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

In the News: Newton Teachers Union ‘Having Conversations’ About Striking Amid Contract Negotiations

In the Spring 2019 issue of Education Next, Martin West wrote that strikes in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Denver "may presage a new era of conflict."

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